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    • IMAZ Course Preview Weekend

      IMAZ Course Preview Weekend

      I wish I had been blogging this whole journey to my first ironman! Alas with three weeks to go I’ll start now. Better late than never? So… excel and beyond coaching hosted a fully supported bike course preview (support vehicles and amaaaa...

      November 14, 2018
    • IMCA 70.3 Race Review – 2018

      IMCA 70.3 Race Review – 2018

      Total Time: 7:28:00 Swim: 45:47 (2:25/100… but i did 200 extra so my actual time on my garmin is 1:58/100) T1:4:58 (thanks for my fastest T1 time ever, volunteers!) Bike: 3:49:13 (23.08kmph, 14.34mph) T2: 3:52 Run: 2:44:11 (7:05 min/km, 12:32 m...

      August 01, 2018
    • What do you pack for a 545 mile bike ride? My ALC packing journey!

      What do you pack for a 545 mile bike ride? My ALC packing journey!

      I’m so excited/nervous/terrified/pumped to embark on a 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles the first week of June. The full ride is 7 days and takes you down the coast of California to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS. Ea...

      May 16, 2018
    • 80 Day Obsession Week 4

      80 Day Obsession Week 4

      It’s been a challenging first 21 days of adjusting to the higher demands of 80 day obsession- higher than any program i’ve ever tried before!! Not only are you doing super tough workouts but you’re also adjusting to a new way of eat...

      February 05, 2018
    • Vegan Keto: Day 4

      Vegan Keto: Day 4

      so it’s been an interesting few days! The hardest part of this whole keto thing is mental. truly i crave pasta and chips and popcorn like 24/7. so this is really hard for me and i find myself constantly thinking “is this right for me? sho...

      December 08, 2017
    • Vegan Keto?!

      Vegan Keto?!

      I’ve decided to try it again. I’ve tried it before… kinda. But this time i’m really going to give it the good ol’ college try. And i’m not going to stress about it. I’m doing the one3one program from Chalene ...

      December 05, 2017
    • 3 Reasons to Surround Yourself with Like-minded People

      3 Reasons to Surround Yourself with Like-minded People

      Fresh off that beautiful thing i like to call a conference high. Conferences are so inspiring! invigorating! motivating! After a conference whether it’s about getting your life together, starting your own business, all the new things coming ou...

      July 23, 2016
    • Things I’ve Learned From Vegas

      Things I’ve Learned From Vegas

      I love the vegas. I first went to vegas in 1997 with my parents and I had just gone through a crazy experience: i fell down a mountain. But I was just scraped up. I’d survive… there was vegas to see!! I remember having to walk on the path...

      April 06, 2016
    • Boost your Immune System

      Boost your Immune System

      My recent bout with bronchitis and a sinus infection had me wondering about immune support… are there things I could be doing to better boost my immune system? I drink my shakeology every day, which definitely helps, but what else could i b...

      April 05, 2016


Amazon Prime NOW!

Have you heard of Amazon Prime Now?? I was at Sprouts a couple weeks ago (my local grocery store) and I saw a sign that they were available via prime now. Say wha?! My friends in Chicago told me of this magical invention but last I checked it

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Simple balanced meal: Tempeh + Brown Rice + Greens

Tempeh With Brown Rice & Greens I love keeping things simple in the kitchen and this is one of my favorite combos! Throw in some greens and you’re golden! You’ve got a great balance of clean protein, grains, and greens. Sub out the

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Hammer & Chisel

Wanna know why I’m so excited about the Master’s Hammer & Chisel? Because it looks a-ma-zing!! Some highlights? 12 different workouts so you don’t get bored! I love programs where you do something different every day.

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Scared of the weight room?

I used to be so scared to lift weights. My first intro to lifting was in high school where we made a terrible attempt at getting into a lifting routine as cheerleaders. I feel like it lasted a week or two tops. I gave up my lifting and my

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Make your own Chipotle burrito bowl

  I love me some chipotle but sometimes you just want to stay in and eat something in the house. Or save some moola. Or not get the million calories that are in a chipotle burrito bowl. Whatever your reason i suggest you make these burrito

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Attitude of Gratitude

When I started this year i decided every day I would write down three things I was grateful for. And for the first month of the year i killed it… i mean i seriously knocked it out of the park. i was writing every night and i felt so much

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Why I lovehate protests

my first protest i can remember going to was when ringling brothers was in chicago and of course the activists came out to protest their crazy animal abuse. it was winter in chicago and if i remember correctly the temperature was in the teens.

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Thrive Market

so i recently read about Thrive Market in the Moxie Fitness newsletter and was intrigued. I’d heard it mentioned on a couple podcasts previously as well and figured i might as well check it out- what did i have to lose? It’s free to

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New Year’s Resolutions

So… new year’s resolutions. i always made ’em but for over a decade i kinda cheated. my new year’s resolution was always to not eat meat. which i knew i’d do, so i knew i’d succeed. see… i hate failing

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Pure Joy Time

So… I don’t talk a lot about things like TV or time wasters but sometimes you just need to sit back, relax, and get lost in a netflix coma! back in 2010 my roommate said he wouldn’t pay for cable… a staple in my life

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